Japan's dairy industry representatives expressed concern about long-term domestic impact of TPP

How could TPP affect dairy processors? - analysis

The details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal have been released and, speaking to dairy industry representatives and analysts acro...

Aldi and Lidl plan further expansion but the discounters will not have it their own way, argues IRI's González-Hurtado

Why there is a ceiling to discounter growth

Discount retailers are a major force in grocery retailing in a number of European markets, forcing supermarkets to adapt and prompting suppl...

The performance of Glutino and Udi's has fallen behind US gluten-free market

Why Pinnacle Foods faces work on Boulder Brands

There has been more consolidation in the US food industry, with another big player largely focused on stagnant categories moving for a busin...

'Responses and positions should be objective, rational and evidence-based'

What could be benefit of US approval of GM salmon?

The US Food and Drug Administration's decision to approve AquaBounty Technologies' AquAdvantage salmon for consumption in the country sees t...

Uncle Ben's owner Mars will only source 'sustainable' rice by 2020

Why Mars rice plan not just crop-ticking exercise

Recent years have seen the launch of numerous sustainability standards and initiatives across various agricultural commodities. Ben Cooper a...

ConAgra Foods scheduled to be no more, with US group to split in two

ConAgra Foods: what could happen next? - analysis

ConAgra Foods CEO Sean Connolly, fresh from securing the sale of the US group's own-label business, has made another strategic move - splitt...

How Greencore's food-to-go focus is paying dividends 24 Nov 15

Prioritising its food-to-go operations in the UK and the US has led Greencore to report higher annual sales and earnings. And the Ireland-based private-label supplier is looking to further build that side of its business in the year ahead.

How Danone aims to meet its 2020 objectives 19 Nov 15

Danone outlined plans to raise its sales and earnings performance through to 2020 in an investor meeting held earlier this week. The company said it would lift its sales trajectory to 5%-plus over the next five years but – significantly – Danone stressed it believed it could achieve that target while expanding margins. The Activia maker plans to look at two key areas to drive growth: delivering enhanced nutritional solutions and expanding further in the “new frontier” of Africa. Katy Askew reports. 

Thought Leaders

Mondelez 'eyeing European candy disposals'

Dean Best | 1 Dec 15 Mondelez said to be looking to sell confectionery assets in France, Spain and the Netherlands

Mondelez International has reportedly hired advisers to help with the potential sale of confectionery assets in Europe.

Emmi acquires US firm Redwood Hill Farm

Katy Askew | 1 Dec 15 Redwood Hill Farm generates annual sales of US$22m

Emmi is expanding in the "attractive niches" of goat's milk products and "sustainable foods" such as organic and lactose-free through the acquisition of US-based dairy Redwood Hill Farm and Creamery. 

McCormick replaces CEO Wilson with COO Kurzius

Hannah Abdulla | 1 Dec 15 Lawrence Kurzius has been named McCormick CEO

McCormick & Co. has named president and COO Lawrence Kurzius as its new chief executive, replacing Alan Wilson.

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Wholesome Sweeteners acquires TruSweets

PE firm Gryphon takes stake in Original Cakerie

Coca-Cola cools talk of dairy move in India

General Mills takes Fibre One to UK

Karro, Dunbia gear up for China pork exports

Northern Ireland cleared for pork exports to China

Grupo Nutresa 9M sales, profits rise

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How Alfred Ritter is advancing sustainable sourcing - the just-food interview, part two 1 Dec 15

Katy AskewRonken says consumers resist higher prices for sustainable products

Alfred Ritter, the German chocolate maker, is grappling with rising costs for some of its core commodities at a time when pricing in its largest markets is coming under pressure. While the family-owned company does not provide details on its profitability, the implications for the group's margins are obvious. Ritter is looking at ways it can make its supply chain more "independent" to counterbalance the input challenges in the longer term while balancing the immediate need to retain margin. Chairman Andreas Ronken reveals more. 

Ritter chairman Andreas Ronken on growing in challenging environment - the just-food interview 24 Nov 15

Katy AskewRonken believes Alfred Ritter meet trends including demand for clean labels and simple ingredients

German chocolate maker Alfred Ritter is a family-owned company that produces the iconic Ritter Sport square chocolate tablets. The Waldenbuch-based group hopes to the product's unique appearance and the quality of its chocolate to drive growth in Europe and the US. Katy Askew speaks to chairman Andreas Ronken about Ritter's aspirations.

How American Halal Co. is riding the ethical wave 12 Nov 15

Hannah AbdullaAmerican Halal Co., CEO, Adnan Durrani

US frozen entree-to-broth maker American Halal Co. recently made its first acquisition, snapping up local lentil snacks business Mediterranean Snacks. The firm is hoping to deliver around US$$30m in sales for fiscal '15, and in the next three-to-five years, CEO Adnan Durrani is eyeing sales of between $70-100m. Here he talks to Hannah Abdulla about how the company's focus on antibiotic-free, non-GMO and organic foods will win points with the millennial consumer and help achieve that goal.

Russia Turkey sanctions - food said to be involved

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 30 Nov 15

The Kremlin has formally outlined the sanctions Moscow is imposing on Turkey after a Russian fighter jet was shot down last week and, although specific details on the goods to be blocked has yet to be announced, food items are reportedly involved.

Woolworths pushes healthy eating with free fruit for kids

Hannah Abdulla, just-food editorial team Hannah Abdulla | 30 Nov 15

As global focus centres on childhood obesity and food-related illnesses, Australian retailer Woolworths Ltd has devised one way to get children to reach for a healthier snack over junk: give it to them for free.

Nestle gives KitKat golden touch in Japan

Hannah Abdulla, just-food editorial team Hannah Abdulla | 27 Nov 15

Capitalising on Kit Kat's popularity in Japan, Nestle is rolling out a limited edition of gold-enveloped single Kit Kat Fingers.

Pinnacle Foods moves for Boulder Brands

Pinnacle Foods moves for Boulder Brands

Pinnacle Foods, the US group with Birds Eye frozen veg and Duncan Hines cake mixes in its portfolio, has swooped to buy free-from business Boulder Brands. But is a move for a company that has struggled in recent quarters a wise one?

ConAgra Foods to divide in two

ConAgra Foods to divide in two

CEO Sean Connolly has decided to split the US group in two, creating a consumer-facing business and a frozen potato products supplier.

TreeHouse becomes private-label powerhouse

TreeHouse becomes private-label powerhouse

US group strikes deal to buy ConAgra Foods' own-label operations.

Snyder's-Lance emerges as Diamond Foods buyer

Snyder's-Lance emerges as Diamond Foods buyer

The US snacks group has moved to buy the Kettle Chips owner in a cash-and-shares deal.

How Brands Can Win in Online Grocery

How Brands Can Win in Online Grocery

Food manufacturers have traditionally been one or more steps removed from their consumers - separated by retailers, wholesalers and even international divides. The stunning popularity of online shopping has created a new opportunity for FMCG companies to develop and nurture direct relationships with consumers, and in doing so, create more successful outcomes... Read more

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